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How to transfer files between BlueStacks and Windows PC?

I'm using BlueStacks App Player. Sometimes I need to transfer files between BlueStacks (SD card) from/to my Windows. I seem to find the file that stores the data in the SD card on ...
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Why doesn't Android recognize my SD card when my computer does?

There appears to be a problem with my micro SD card. It is 8 GB (really 7.4) is not recognized/mountable by my phone. When I put it into an SD card adapter, I can see everything on the card perfectly. ...
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Android Marshmallow encryption of external SD card

When I use adoptable storage on my device, then my SD card will be encrypted. Is there a way to get the "encryption key" with root access? So if my phone dies, I can still retrieve my data from the ...
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Best file system for an external SD card

I have a Galaxy S5 with Android 5 and got a new 64 GB SD card. What is the best file system for the SD card? FAT32 is not an option because I want files >4GB. Which file system offers the best ...
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Some questions about storage

After weeks of trying to understand Android's storage management I'm left with more questions than answers. I've already figured out how to force-move apps to external SD card, and to convince newly ...
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Can't move certain apps to my SD card

I recently reset my phone to factory settings, because I didn't have enough space on my internal memory and I wanted to start off anew. When I started downloading apps onto my phone that I had before ...
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my old sd card crashed and when i replaced it, my device wouldn't allow me to take pictures, it says no external storage, how do i fix that?

My device froze up and then automatically powered off. When I powered my device back on it said that there's was no sd card, and all of my pictures and videos were gone. When my sd card crashed, it ...
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okay, prepare for a long one

so, to start the story i recently bought new motorola moto g and everything was perfect until i installed a new system update (it just sais 6.0) and then i started having a shit ton of problems if ...
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How to install android app directly to sd card

I have a micromax canvas A72,with android 2.3.6.I can't install any app which has a size greater than 50MB.Even though i have a sd card of 1gb i am not able to install anything directly to it.Even if ...
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SDcard in lollipop still readonly using EZPDF

I finally got my lollipop upgrade. Seemed fine but I have still issues with EZPDF. Let me explain. I just upgraded from kitkat and therefore, I cannot write to the SD card as we all know. After the ...
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ZTE Obsidian running Android 5.1 doesn't save files to SD card.

When I try to update apps through Google Play I can't save the app to the SD card. In settings I chose SD card as the default drive but it still doesn't work. Is there anyway to make the system ...
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How to calculate size for 2nd partition for Link2SD / Apps2SD?

I've moved to Marshmallow (CM13) and unwittingly fallen victim to its regression in support for apps stored on the external SD card (since adopting external SD as storage is not option), so now I'm ...
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My microSD card doesn't work

My microSD card doesn't work on my android, Alcatel One touch Pixi 3 4.5. It first came up with the error message "Damaged SD card". I have searched online and discovered the way of plugging it into ...
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Taking screenshots to SD card? [duplicate]

Is there any way to take a screenshot directly to the sd card without root? (btw i'm using an lgg4 if it matters)
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How do I store pictures on SD card by default?

How do I move the photos I have in my gallery to my SD card? Someone told me to download an app that allows you to do this, but it didn't. Also, is it possible to save them to the SD card by default, ...
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Why apps move from SD card to phone memory after upgrade and how to avoid it?

After upgrade of any app - apps move back from SD Card to phone memory. After that, to save phone memory, I have to move upgraded app back to SD card. Is any possibility to avoid this because it is ...
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Why I can't really move apps to SD card? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galax S4 whit 16Gb full of bloatware so I only really have 8Gb of space. I have added an SD card, but if I try to move an app to SD only a part will move. If, for example I want to ...
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Micro sd locked internal storage

I configured my micro sd as internal storage in my moto g3 and I foolishly reseted the phone. So, now I can't access to all my photos because android tells me that I have to format the sd. The problem ...
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my Android “insufficient storage” problem

I've seen so many people talk about how to fix this issue by clearing a cache or what not in the phone. What I've been experiencing is kinda different. I recently swapped my 2gb micro SD card with a ...
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SD not detected afte rupgrade

I just updated to Android 6. I am getting a notification that a new SD card is detected. If I format it it will erase everything. It has loads of stuff I want on it. What do I do?
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Determining the card slot speed (SD) beforehand

Is there any way to know what's the speed of an SD card slot before buying a phone? Is that rating published anywhere? In fact, even if I test a phone with one card, I still won't know the maximum ...
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Move non-movable apps to SD Card on rooted phone

I have some big apps like Spotify on my phone which has not much empty space left on my internal storage. So I considered moving not only movable apps to sd card but others as well. I know that ...
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Formatted Micro SD Card as internal storage, after flashing a new build the card is unusable with any device

I've tried reformatting as portable storage and internal storage and neither work, choosing portable storage shows no errors it just doesn't do anything while internal storage errors. I've tried ...
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How fix sd card unexpected unmounting on Lg L65 (kitkat)?

I have bought sd card Kingstone which supports UHS-I standart and use it with Lg L65 mobile phone (android 4.4.2). Of course I moved almost applications to it. Everything works just fine and fast, ...
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Getting “App2SD is not supported” error when trying to move an app to my SD card

I’m using an Android LG Tribute phone, which I have rooted. I want to move some apps to my SD Card and so I installed the “LInk2SD” app (because there was no “Move to SD Card” for any of my ...
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Using SD-Card as internal memory, but how?

I am confused, I installed today the Marshmallow update on my HTC One m8. I knew that there is a feature to use my SD card as internal memory and I was awaiting this feature. I did what I expected ...
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How to choose my SD card type based on transfer speed?

i have a cheap Kingstone SD card and an Android phone with small internal space. when it told me to free some space i partitioned my SD into 2 partitions one fat32 for personal data and the other ext2 ...
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How can I download files if there is no SD card?

I have no SD card in my phone. And I would like to know how I can save pictures in a place where I can access them later because I download them on tumblr.
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How repair sd-card locked read-only mode? Its probably file system error

I have alcatel onetouch pop with jellybean 4.2.2. I put into 32 Gb sd hc card. Card did not work correctly. Sometimes (specialy when i tried write more that one file) card has blocked with something ...
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Clock Work Mod Recovery isn't picking up External SD Card

I have Clockwork Mod Recovery installed on my phone and I'm trying to install a custom ROM on it. But when I go to 'install zip from external SD card' it gives the effect as if it's going into the SD ...
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Unable to view SD card files on my computer [duplicate]

I'm using a Moto G(2014) model. I recently upgraded my android to 6.0 and I noticed my computer doesnt display my files when I connect via USB. I changed the USB notification option to MTP and now I ...
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Is there a real way to emulate an sdcard partition on an actual Android device? Like the Android VM

OK so my phone half working right now... The sdcard is no recognized but I suspect it could be the custom rom(it was working a couple of months ago) or the flex connector from the sd socket to the ...
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Is there any stock file manager that comes with kit kat?

I was playing around with the google sdk, and realised that I could not browse the filesystem / external storage etc. I feel extremely silly asking this, but how do I browse the sd card?
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How do I decrypt files on my SD card that I encrypted using the Settings?

I have files that I used to copy from my SD card to my PC using the USB Mass Storage option under the "USB connection" pop-up. I checked the flag under Settings->Location & Security->Data ...
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Intermittent micro SD with complications

I have read several threads about intermittent SD cards on here. I have a Motorola XT1505 and a 128 gig Sandisk micro SD I bought about November 2015. I partitioned the card with Gparted and ...
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Transferring data from SD Card to Internal Memory and vice versa

I have a Smartphone; Sony XPERIA SP with Android 4.3 (updated). While recently updating the apps on my phone, it told me that the Internal Memory was close to full. So I inserted a 2 GB microSD Card ...
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External SD Card Detected, Files Not Showing

Being a BLU fan, I have a BLU Neo 4.5. A few days ago, I had this really strange experience; I have my 64 GB external SD card inserted and my phone's storage setting detected it. 64GB. However, when I ...
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General difference in read/write speeds for internal memory vs SD card

I understand that read/write speeds are dependent on what the phone is, and what the SD card is, but since both are flash memory, I thought the read/write times would pretty much be around the same. I ...
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my internal memory is empty but cant add new apps

Not enough storage when loading apps to my phone why is this and my internal memory is empty, also new 4gb memory card is brand new.
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SSHelper: SD card Permission denied

I am unable to write to my sdcard using SSHelper: u0_a264@MSM8974:/storage/sdcard1 $ df /storage/sdcard1 ...
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How much disk space (GB) does Android 5.0 OS take up? Is “System memory” the OS? Is 5.5GB typical? Can I free any of it?

I've been a proud owner of an Android for all of ~6 hours now. I just upgraded from my dumb phone, to a smart phone, for the first time ever, this afternoon. I know, a little later than most... I ...
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SD card encryption

The way Android goes about encrypting data on SD cards is vague to me. I've read about ASEC files, OBB files, /data/misc/systemkeys/AppsOnSD.sks, and keystores. I know that keys used to encrypt SD ...
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SD card problem

I am using Huawei Honor Holly phone with 16 GB internal storage. Today I inserted 8 GB micro SD card and all my apps' data was lost. For example all the downloaded eBooks on my Amazon kindle app were ...
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I cant find my files on sdcard! [duplicate]

So, i want to transfer pics from my phone to pc(i have sony xperia e3), but when i connect it via usb and go in sd card i cant find all of them and when i go to file manager on my phone and go to ...
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Is there any way to make a perfect clone of an sd card on android?

I have a microsd card and the only microsd port I own is in my G4. I need to clone a hidden partition of the microsd card onto a larger one. Is this possible?
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How to a app to SD card?

I want to move a app to SD card from phone storage as I want some free space on phone. I tried going in app info, there is option for "move to phone storage"(not SD card)....Also when I tried that ...
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Apps moved to SD-Card can not be launched

I use Nokia XL. I tried moving apps to my SD Card and they report, App not installed when I try to open them. I've restarted the phone but it didn't help. I've changed my launcher which also didn't ...
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How to Store BTsync Data Files in SD Card?

The new BTsync 2.3 advertises that it has the feature of storing in the SD card of your Android >=5.0. However, I cannot find such a setting in Settings of the application. There are two options ...
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Store /data and /cache in sd card

I've been googling the whole day for an answer and it has been frustrating to see how many people write with confidence incompetent solutions. Many say to mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p8 or ...
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Does Android Jelly Bean supports NTFS SD card formatting?

If I format my micro SD card as NTFS, will my phone see it? I need this because I want to transfer files larger than 4GB on my phone microSD card, but FAT32 allows just files up to 4GB.